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Panasonic Black Home Theater Projector - PT-AE3000U

Abt Model: PTAE3000 | UPC Code: 791871111741
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Panasonic PT-AE3000U Black Home Theater Projector, Model PTAE3000

The new PT-AE3000U maximizes the image quality of the full-HD content in Blu-ray Discs and HD broadcasts for large-screen viewing, and adds a newly designed optical system that achieves a 60,000:1 contrast ratio and 1,600 lumens of brightness. A variety of advanced signal-processing technologies, beginning with Detail Clarity Processor 2 and Frame Creation interpolation, push the performance level of the LCD projector to an entirely new level of picture quality, and provide viewers with the true beauty of full-HD images. Experience on-screen reality, complete with crisp, detailed images and lifelike depth, in the new PT-AE3000U. Its exceptional performance is further boosted by Panasonic’s collaboration with leading Hollywood filmmakers to ensure that it produces images that mirror the director’s artistic vision and intent.


  • A High-Precision, Top-Quality Lens Maximizes Full-HD Performance
    To assure maximum clarity and sharpness in full-HD images, this advanced system employs a full-HD-optimized lens unit comprising 16 lens elements in 12 groups, including two large diameter aspherical lenses and two high-performance ED (extra-low dispersion) lenses. Each lens is carefully aligned to assure a uniform focusing balance from the center to the edges of the screen. As a result, the PT-AE3000U’s stunningly beautiful images are clear and free of distortion and color bleeding
  • New Pure Contrast Plates Deliver High 60,000:1 Contrast Ratio
    The Pure Contrast Plates of the PT-AE3000U use a crystalline material that is carefully matched to the characteristics of the LCD panels to effectively block unwanted light leakage, forming an advanced type of optical compensator. This dramatically increases the dynamic range and, together with the dynamic iris, provides an outstanding contrast ratio of 60,000:1. The new optical system of the PT-AE3000U also produces a stunning brightness of 1,600 lumens to unleash the beauty of full-HD expression for viewing on various screen sizes
  • Smooth Screen Technology Creates Film-Like Texture
    While many LCD projectors suffer from a “chicken wire” effect, Panasonic’s pursuit of the highest possible image quality has successfully overcome this device limitation through the incorporation of Smooth Screen technology, which uses the double refraction property of crystals to arrange pixels on a screen with no gaps between them. Smooth Screen technology is designed specifically to match the characteristics of the PT-AE3000U’s optical system, giving you the kind of smooth, vivid, and three-dimensional-like images you see in a movie theater
  • Pure Color Filter Pro for Rich Colors
    The optical filter optimizes the light spectrum from the UHM projector lamp, helping to produce deeper blacks while improving purity levels in the three primary colors (red, green and blue). This advanced filter system improves color purity to cover a range that extends from the HDTV standard (Color 1 mode) *1 to the color gamut used in digital cinema*2. This gives images the deep, rich coloring that distinguishes movie images
  • New Full-HD LCD Panels Enhance Motion Response
    The PT-AE3000U’s new full-HD LCD panels have a double-speed drive capability that improves the projection clarity of moving images. These high-precision panels use vertically aligned liquid crystal molecules with inorganic alignment layers. When no voltage is applied, the molecules are aligned perpendicular to the glass substrate, so there is virtually no light leakage and the substrate remains black (called “normally black” operation), providing higher contrast
  • Dynamic Iris Adds Beauty to Both Dark and Bright Scenes
    The fifth generation intelligent iris system works by analyzing histograms to determine the brightness level of each image, then adjusting the lamp power, iris and gamma curve*3 accordingly to create the ideal image. The adjustments are made virtually frame by frame. This helps the projector achieve a wide dynamic range with swift smoothness for added beauty in both dark and bright scenes
  • Detail Clarity Processor 2 Brings Depth and Clarity to Details
    A newly evolved digital image processing circuit, called the Detail Clarity Processor 2, debuts in the PT-AE3000U. After analyzing the frequency of the video signal in each scene and extracting information on the distribution of the super-high-, high- , medium-, and low-frequency image components, the new circuit optimizes the sharpness of each image portion based on the extracted information. This brings greater clarity and sharpness to details, by reproducing fine nuances that were lost due to image compression. The resulting images have a more natural, lifelike expression than those of previous imageprocessing methods. The detection of super-high frequency image components also enables more faithful reproduction of highly detailed information, such as the film grain in movies
  • 16-Bit Digital Processing for Natural Gradations
    The PT-AE3000U handles up to 16-bit (full 12-bit) digital image processing. It faithfully reproduces even subtle hues and brightness variations
  • Crisp, Clear Details in Motion Images
    A double-speed display (120 Hz or 100 Hz) greatly improves the clarity of motion image display. Frame Creation interpolates one new frame for each existing frame by analyzing the characteristics of the two adjacent frames to reproduce sharp and clear images for fast moving scenes in sports and action movies. For 24p signal input, three frames are calculated and interpolated for each existing frame, to enable 4x speed (96-Hz) display.*
  • Waveform Monitor for Precise Calibration
    When the output level of the source device fluctuates due to the performance of the device or its cable connections, the original black and white levels of the image content cannot be reproduced. With the PT-AE3000U you can view the waveforms on the screen and adjust the settings both automatically and manually as you prefer
  • Split Adjust Mode for Easy Picture Adjustment
    You can freeze any scene you wish, and then make adjustments while easily comparing the original image and the adjusted image side-by-side
  • Cinema Color Management (CCM) Enables Flexible Color Control
    This is an innovative color correction system that enables free color control. You can adjust one color without affecting the neighboring colors, so it is easier to get just the right color equalization in hue, luminance and saturation
  • Lens Memory Enhances Projection Versatility
    The zoom and focus settings for projecting in the normal 16:9 or 4:3 image ratio, and for wide cinema projection, can be stored in the Lens Memory for simple access through the remote control. This Lens Memory function lets you easily enjoy images with different image ratios on a wide 2.35:1 screen for an immersive movie theater-like experience
  • 2x Optical Power Zoom/Focus and Wide Lens Shift Range
    A 2x optical power zoom/focus lens and a lens shift function together make it possible to project a 120-inch picture from as close as 11´10½ (3.6 m) to the screen or as far as 23´7½ (7.2 m) away. In addition, the image can be shifted ±100% vertically, and ±40% horizontally. This gives you outstanding setup flexibility. If you choose to ceiling-mount the projector, you can zoom and focus by remote control
  • Versatile Input Interfaces
    The PT-AE3000U has three HDMI input terminals for digital transmission without image degradation, and two component input terminals. The HDMI input terminals also support Deep Color and the x.v.Color™ color space of the HDMI 1.3 standard. Deep Color provides 10-bit (over 1.07 billion) and 12-bit (over 68.7 billion) color depths for smooth gradation between colors, while x.v.Color™ compliance reproduces natural, lifelike images.*
  • Easy Maintenance
    For easy maintenance, you can replace the filter from the side and the lamp from the top of the projector. The dust filter and lamp are easily replaced even after the PT-AE3000U is installed on the ceiling

Other Features

  • Seven picture mode includes Cinema 1/2/3, Normal, Dynamic, Color 1/2
  • 3D noise reduction for high-precision noise detection and reduction
  • Scene-adaptive MPEG noise reduction effectively blocks regular noise and minimizes mosquito noise
  • Scene adaptive resizing LSI improves quality when resizing 480p images or those from other sources with resolution lower than the PT-AE3000U’s native resolution
  • 24p compatible
  • Progressive cinema scan (3/2 pulldown) and HD IP
  • Selectable frame response
  • Featuring a wide range of aspect modes, including ones for anamorphic lenses. (JUST/4:3/16:9/S16:9/14:9/ZOOM1/ZOOM2/HFIT/ V-FIT)
    • NOTE: The selectable modes vary depending on the input signal.
  • Up to sixteen sets of adjustment settings can be stored in memory with custom names that make them easy to remember
  • User-friendly ergonomic remote control
  • Built-in test pattern
  • On-screen input guidance
  • Auto input search
  • Quiet operation: 22 dB (in Economy lamp mode)
  • Normal/economy lamp power selection
  • Lens-centered design


  • Power supply: 100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption: 240 W (Approx. 0.08 W*1 in standby mode with fan stopped)
  • LCD panel:
    • Panel size: 0.74 (17.78 mm) diagonally
    • Aspect ratio: 16:9 aspect ratio
    • Display method: Transparent LCD panel (x 3, R/G/B)
    • Drive method: Active matrix
    • Pixels: 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080) x 3, total of 6,220,800 pixels
  • Lens: Powered zoom (2x)/powered focus, F 1.9 - 3.2, f 22.4 mm–44.8 mm
  • Lamp: 165 W UHM lamp
  • Brightness: 1,600 lumens
  • Contrast: 60,000:1 (full on/full off)
  • YPBPR signal compatibility: 480i (525i), 480p (525p), 576i (625i), 576p (625p), 720 (750)/50p, 720 (750)/60p, 1,080 (1,125)/24p, 1,080 (1,125)/50i, 1,080 (1,125)/50p, 1,080 (1,125)/60i, 1,080 (1,125)/60p
  • Color system: PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL 60, SECAM, NTSC, NTSC 4.43
  • Optical axis shift: Horizontal: ±40% and vertical: ±100%
  • Keystone correction range: Vertical: approx. ±30°
  • Terminals
    • HDMI In: HDMI connector x 3, HDMI™ (V.1.3 with Deep Color, x.v.Color™*7), HDCP compliant
    • Computer In: D-sub HD 15-pin (female) x 1
    • Component In: RCA pin (Y, PB/CB, PR/CR) x 2
    • S-Video In: Mini DIN 4-pin x 1
    • Video In: RCA pin x 1
    • Serial: D-sub 9-pin x 1 (RS-232C based)
  • Operating environment: Temperature: 0°–40°C (32°–104°F), Humidity: 20%–80% (no condensation)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 5-1/8"
  • Width: 18-1/8"
  • Depth: 11-25/32"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 16.1 lbs
  • Shipping: 20 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    One Year Parts & Labor


  1. Up to 220 V
  2. The projector uses a type of liquid crystal panel that typically consists of millions of pixels. This panel is built with very high-precision technology designed to provide one of the finest possible images. Occasionally, a few pixels may remain turned on (bright) or turned off (dark). Please note that this is an intrinsic characteristic of the manufacturing technology that affects all products using LCD technology
  3. The projector uses a high-voltage mercury lamp that contains high internal pressure. This lamp may break, emitting a large sound, or fail to illuminate, due to impact or extended use. The length of time that it takes for the lamp to break or fail to illuminate varies greatly depending on individual lamp characteristics and usage conditions
  4. Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO 21118 international standards
  5. In dynamic mode, with dynamic iris on
  6. Shift range is limited during simultaneous horizontal and vertical shifting
  7. Effective in Color 1 image mode
  8. Protruding parts are not included
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Key Features
Full HD 1920x1080 Resolution/ 60,000:1 Contrast Ratio/ 1,600-Lumen Brightness/ Pure Color Filter Pro/ Dynamic Iris/ Detail Clarity Processor 2/ 16-Bit Digital Processing/ Double-Speed Display (120Hz Or 100Hz)/ Cinema Color Management (CCM)/ Lens Memory/ 2x Optical Power Zoom/Focus And Wide Lens Shift Range/ 24p Compatible/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Panasonic PT-AE3000U from Abt Electronics
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Width (inches)18.13
Height (inches)5.13
Panel Depth (inches)11.78
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